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Will Palmer be the next QB to light up Ravens?

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Will Palmer be the next QB to light up Ravens?

Do the Ravens have a snowball's chance in the desert of containing Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer?

When the Ravens face the Cardinals on Monday night in Arizona, excuse Palmer if he can’t wait for the pre-game intros to finish and for the game to begin. Four quarterbacks have already thrown for more yards against the Ravens this season than any other opponent.

Week 2 vs. Raiders

Derek Carr, 30 for 46, 351 yards, 3 TD, I INT, QB rating 100.9

Week 3 vs. Bengals

Andy Dalton, 20 for 32, 383 yards, 3 TD, I INT, QB rating 122.3

Week 5 vs. Browns

Josh McCown, 36 for 51, 457 yards, 2 TD, O INT, QB rating 111.3

Week 6 vs. 49ers

Colin Kaepernick, 16 for 27, 340 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, QB rating 128.2

Seeing Kaepernick look so good against the Ravens, then look so bad against the Seahawks four days later should concern you if you are a Ravens’ fan. Meanwhile, Palmer is already having one of his best seasons. In fact, only three quarterbacks have thrown for more yards - Philip Rivers of the Chargers, Dalton, and Matt Ryan of the Falcons.

Palmer was politically correct when asked about facing the Ravens’ defense during a conference call.

“Whatever struggles they may have had in the past or this season, you’ve got to be ready to play your best football to beat them,” Palmer said. “Especially playing in a nationally televised game and having a chance to play on Monday Night Football. (To) get back on the winning track is of the utmost important to them right now, and we know that.”

However, if the Ravens don’t raise their level of play defensively, it could be a long night for them in the desert. 

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.

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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.

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